Leading Your Friends: 9 Ways to Lead Your Former Peers

Leading Your Friends

Congratulations – you’ve just been promoted to Team Lead! What’s the bad news?  It’s the same team you’ve been on.  How are you going to lead your friends? One of the hardest things to do as a leader is to lead your peers.  When you all come from the same starting point, what is the basis […]

How to Delegate on the Fly

Delegate on the Fly

To get the job done as a leader, you have to delegate.  There’s no other way around it.  Often, we are in a big hurry too.  But if you are moving too fast, you are liable to forget something important.  Today I’ll give you a simple tool you can use so that when you delegate […]

How to Keep Your Leadership in Style: Do the Hustle!

Do the Hustle

Dance class is over, and looking back I realize that our instructor did not do as advertised. When we signed up and paid our fee, it was to learn the basics of the Swing, Cha-cha, Tango, and Foxtrot. These he did in good style. And in the process, he managed to give us a good […]

Problem Solving 2: So Crazy it Might Just Work

Problem Solving Step 2: ID Alternative Solutions and Brainstorming

How do you develop possible solutions? This video focuses on the second step of the problem solving process – how to develop alternative solutions. We start with a fun look at how two seemingly crazy ideas actually solved difficult problems.  Then we watch a brainstorming session, and break down how you can lead one to […]

Motivating with a Kitchen Utensil: The Golden Spatula

Golden Spatula

It was frosted toaster pastries and sugar-coated sugar bomb cereal for breakfast.  Again.  We have to do better. We were camping with the Scout troop, and while the outing was a lot of fun, the meals had become pretty uninspiring.  Everyone knew we could do better, but the enthusiasm just didn’t seem to be there. […]